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Health News for 03/27/13

March 27, 2013

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Health Tip: Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps

When muscle cramps strike, there are things you can do to ease the pain and get moving again.
Health Tip: Get More Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient, but many people (especially women of childbearing age and adolescent girls) do not get enough iron.
Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Bystanders judge same-sex parents more harshly than straight parents, according to a new study.
Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds.
Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC

Many people are still dying in hospitals, despite the fact that there has been a decrease in the number of patients who spend their final days in a setting that most would rather avoid, a new government report shows.
Paranoia Common After Mugging, Study Says

People who have been mugged or randomly attacked can remain highly distrustful of others long after the incident, a new study finds.
More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

Critical clues to understanding who is at the greatest risk for particular types of cancer may be found in "spelling mistakes" contained in a person's DNA.
Health Highlights: March 27, 2013

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